KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need

 

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from biotechnology to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.

 

The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

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Prize winner's report from ECR in Food 2015

The Early Career Researchers in Food Conference, which was organised by the KTN in October 2015, provided early career researchers with a platform to showcase their research to an audience consisting of young scientists as well as industrial delegates. The event, which took place in Birmingham was well attended and a number of researchers were awarded prizes for their presentations. These...
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The Food Innovation Network (FIN) update

The KTN Food Team is pleased to provide an update on the Food Innovation Network from our colleagues at Defra. For more information contact a member of the team .   Twice the fibre Mars Food has developed Uncle Ben's Twice the Fibre Rice following a dedicated  research and development programme. The product provides 100% more fibre than  standard long...
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Sensors in Agriculture event report

23 rd February 2016, Birmingham The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held this event to bring together innovators from the agriculture and sensors communities. The aim was to learn about the current challenges facing the agriculture communities and identify innovation opportunities where sensors could contribute solutions to these challenges. With the ever-increasing demand for...
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Antimicrobial Resistance Funding Call

A cross-council competition, led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), has recently been launched, with a funding programme of £6.5M under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. This call is co-funded by NERC, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), and has potential co-funding from the Arts and Humanities...
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UK and China team up to support research on antimicrobial resistance

The Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are joining forces with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to establish a joint fund of £9M to support research on antimicrobial resistance, the Minister of Life Sciences George Freeman announced today. The...
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Visit the KTN Food Team at Food Matters Live

The KTN food team will be present at the Food Matters Live  (17-19 Nov, London) ; which is the UK's first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and their connections with the environment, population...
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Two new funding competitions for Agriculture and Food - Invitation to Consortia Building Events

The Food and Agriculture Teams of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting free consortia building workshops to promote two Innovate UK collaborative R&D funding calls. Optimising Food Composition - 15 Sep 2015 in Birmingham and 17 Sep 2015 in Manchester Satellites for Food - 7 Oct 2015 in London The aim of these workshops is to enable potential...
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Take part in the BBSRC survey on arthropod vector biology and vector borne disease

As part of BBSRC’s long-term strategic planning, they are seeking input from active researchers, industrialists and policy makers on UK arthropod vector biology and vector borne disease (VBD) research, training, infrastructure and translational activities focussing on animal, plant and human pathogens. The aims of the survey are to: gain a greater understanding of the UK...
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REMINDER: CASE PhD Studentship call closes on 21st August

REMINDER: Our call for up to ten BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will close on 21st August 2015.   These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC’s Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors . Please refer to...
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Just over 1 week left to apply for one of our BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships

REMINDER: Our call for up to ten BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will close on 21st August 2015.   These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC’s Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors . Please refer to...
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Are you making the most of Genomics to breed a better herd? AgriSearch and AHDB Dairy webinar, 19 sep at 7pm

Marco Winters, Head of Genetics at AHDB Dairy, will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm on how UK Genomic Evaluations, available since 2012, are transforming the UK breeding industry. Find out more and register via  http://www.agrisearch.org/news/300-ahdb-dairy-webinar-are-you-making-the-most-of-genomics-to-breed-a-better-herd
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Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the world-first study has found that just ten diseases account for...
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Find out more about the UK National Institutes of Bioscience partnership

Last month George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences officially launched the National Institutes of Bioscience (NIB) partnership.  NIB is a strategic partnership that brings together eight of the UK’s leading research institutes: The Roslin Institute The Genome Analysis Centre The Pirbright Institute John Innes Centre ...
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High containment: inside the world of virus research

There is are a couple of interesting videos on the BBSRC website, highlighting The Pirbright Institute's maximum security, biosafety level 4 high-containment research facility. The laboratory was created to protect the UK’s multi-billion pound agricultural industry from dangerous and highly infectious animal viruses. You can watch the videos at ...
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Design4Life: How the new trends in health, food and biotech are changing our lives

The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, with the size of the ageing demographic expected to swell from 8% presently to 20% of the total population. All of this is creating unprecedented challenges in the management of healthcare, food, water and natural resources. You are invited to join the...
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BBSRC funds 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare

Eleven new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the 2nd joint funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme. Of these research projects, six were funded by BBSRC. ANIHWA is a European programme consisting of partner organisations from 19 different European countries, including Israel. The programme aims to...
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Webinar on Newton-Ungku Omar Fund & call for participants for visit to Malaysia

Webinar: Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Call for Participants for Visit to Malaysia 21st May, 12pm - 1pm (BST)  REGISTER HERE The UK and Malaysian governments have established the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund to support Malaysia’s urbanisation agenda, which will promote economic growth, equity and environmental sustainability...
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Webinar: What are the most important questions to help companies manage their dependencies and impacts upon food, energy, water and the environment?

The Nexxus Network are holding a webinar on Thursday 11th june to ask  'What do you think is the most important question around business practice that, if answered, could help companies manage their dependencies and impacts upon food, energy, water and the environment?' To make sure people from across the globe can join, the webinar will be held live at 10am (BST) and again at 4pm...
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Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst now open

Agricultural science and technology is one of the world's fastest-growing and most exciting markets, driven by global challenges such as a rising population, rapid development of emerging economies, and shortages of land, water and energy. The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation...
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Invitation to the Pig Breeders Round Table event, 22-23 April, Canterbury

Pig Breeders Round Table is a small, friendly bi-annual meeting with interesting science and stimulating discussion held in a beautiful location. University of Kent is set in 450 acres of parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral. It is relevant to international pig research and the industry world-wide and attracts many delegates from...
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Would you like to find out how maths can help address challenges in agriculture?

Mathematics in Agriculture Workshop 29th April, Harper Adams University The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to a free KTN event titled " Mathematics in Agriculture ”, that will be held on 29th April at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire. Why should I attend this event? This workshop will link up the agriculture and...
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High-value products from farming waste: meeting for researchers, farmers & industry in York, June 3rd

High-value products from agricultural waste -  BioVale breakfast meeting 8.00-9.30am, Wednesday, 3rd June King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP This meeting will explore new opportunities for extracting high-value products from crop residues and crop processing waste.  Come and share the latest developments and success stories and discuss the...
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Are you interested in bio-sensing technologies?

4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, 10-13 May  2015, Lisbon, Portugal Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies. The 4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology is a   ...
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BBSRC Innovator of Year award for scientist working to reduce saturated fat in cows’ milk

BBSRC have announced that their "Innovator of the Year 2015" is Professor Ian Givens from the University of Reading, who has recieved the award for his work to reduce saturated fat in cows’ milk. You can find out more about Professor Givens here . The winners in other categories were: Social Innovator of the Year -  Professor Ian Givens from University of Reading  ...
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£16M boost for agricultural innovators - Agri-Tech Catalyst round 3 winners announced

Over 70 businesses and universities from across the UK will share £16M from BBSRC, government and industry to develop 25 innovative business ideas and boost UK agriculture. The 25 projects, worth £16M with £9.8M from government and £6.2M from industry, form the third round of funding to be distributed through the  £70M Agri-Tech Catalyst , announced as part of the  UK...
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Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst now open

Agricultural science and technology is one of the world's fastest-growing and most exciting...

The Food Innovation Network (FIN) update

The KTN Food Team is pleased to provide an update on the Food Innovation Network from our...

Sensors in Agriculture event report

23 rd February 2016, Birmingham The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held this event to...